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Poster: swampcat Date: Apr 17, 2007 11:59am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Table Clothes

Why, and you know the ones I'm talking about, do some men think they have to put a table cloth on their heads? Or are they trying to look like Nun's?

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Poster: jonc Date: Apr 17, 2007 12:32pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Table Clothes

Why do some men have to tie painted ropes around their necks? To each his own...

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 30, 2007 9:49am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Table Clothes

As long as it does not infringe on the rights of others... ie, preaching jihad, insiting poeple to kill us, etc.

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Poster: jonc Date: May 30, 2007 10:08am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Table Clothes

A man in a head cloth is not tantamount to a terrorist, if that is what you are suggesting. The Jihadists are a minority.

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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: May 30, 2007 10:15am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Table Clothes

True, but I think the original post was referring to the posts on the archive. Everyone item that I have attempted to translate or research is preaching death and hate. There is the one guy I have reviewed who is a moderate and is very popular... he doesn't wear a cloth on his head, interestingly, but that is just a coincidence. I compliment the positive whenever possible, but denying that the majority of arabic videos are either bootlegged motion pictures or jihadist propaganda is redundant.

What is really interesting about all of this is the lack of backlash from the moderate muslim community. I am disturbed that none of them chime in and denounce any of these posts. Unless I am not seeing that happen, which I doubt because I stay on these jihadi's daily. I think not refuting them and confronting them is irresponsible and negligent as a human. My stomache turns when I see these people with such hatred and ignorance in their eyes. It also shocks me when I read the recent pole about how a significant number of american muslims do not believe arabs where on the planes on 9/11. Before the conspiracy nuts start chiming in about horizontally cut steel beams and isreali involvment, I'd like to state I was watching TV live that day and even though Michael Moore states otherwise, there is a terrorist threat. To ignore it is to sign the death certificate of this great country that guarantees the right of each of us to disagree, without being persecuted for our beliefs.

Ironically there are people in our country who blame everything on a president and bitch about how horrible the country is... yet the very fact they are allowed to bitch is what makes the country great. It doesn't make sense. I fear that no SSRI will ever let me understand or tolerate such extreme viewpoints, be they right or left.

I'll keep hitting the error reporting when I see copyright violations, hacked software, misplaced items, etc.

Thanks for letting me share.

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Poster: jonc Date: May 30, 2007 11:03am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Table Clothes

Look again. Groups "bitching" about current policy (pacifists and environmentalists) are being monitored and even listed as security threats by our government. Protesters are being marginalized (note Bush's public appearences or the Democratic convention). Dissent is being trampled in this "great country".

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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: May 30, 2007 11:26am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Table Clothes

"Groups "bitching" about current policy (pacifists and environmentalists) are being monitored and even listed as security threats by our government."

As were the far right groups during the Clinton years. I had a printshop that did a fair amouunt of work for the Constitutionalist and Militia groups during the 90s, and they were under surveillance a lot. Which I thought wasn't really justified most of the time, Tim McVeigh notwithstanding.

The last two or three decades, the rhetoric on both sides has gotten enough shriller that there's reason to fear another Oklahoma City or 9/11 from some homegrown loon. The fact that the far-left shouters proclaim pacifism doesn't seem to cut much ice; you get anybody riled enough, and he'll kill. Want to stake a plugged nickel on the pacifism of a group like the ALF? Me neither.

The bombers and the shooters are just a tiny tip of the iceberg, but they do poison it for anybody with strong beliefs. I wouldn't be surprised to find at least casual tabs being kept on me because of my outspoken pro-life stance. I'm unlikely ever to bomb a clinic or off an abortionist, but the feds don't know that. It shouldn't happen in America, but at this time in our history, it's just a fact of life.

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